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Texas Supreme Court Vindicates “Senior” Water Rights

Recently the Texas Supreme Court delivered a victory to farmers and ranchers and handed a major defeat to regulators who ignore state law. The court shut down Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s attempts to steal water from farmers and ranchers by putting municipalities and steam generators ahead of agricultural uses that own senior water rights. [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|BVGCD News|Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court Vindicates “Senior” Water Rights

Owning Groundwater

Why is the question of ownership of groundwater so controversial? You would think that since the Texas Supreme Court endorsed the idea more than 100 years ago that the landowner owns everything beneath his property, down to the center of the earth, and since that rule has been applied to oil and gas and other [...]

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Conservation District approved illegal permits; Former GM’s signature forged on documents

The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District got caught red-handed recently for approving an illegal permit ten years ago, and even one of the district’s own board members now admits the application documents used to approve the permit were forged. This shows just how long-standing corruption and overstepping of authority has been practiced by the district. [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|BVGCD News|Comments Off on Conservation District approved illegal permits; Former GM’s signature forged on documents